Russia is ready to supply air defence missile systems S-400 to Belarus. It was reported on July 13 by Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air Force, Colonel General Alexander Zelin. "Since we have a unified system of air defence, then if Belarus purchases the complex, it's natural that we'll supply it to them", Alexander Zelin said.
In his turn, the chief of the air force and air defence force of the Armed Forces of Belarus, Major-General Igor Azarenok, noted that the Belarusian side was considering the purchase of Russia’s S-400. «We are considering different options to equip the Belarusian Air Force and Air Defence with various defence arms, including S-400. The issue is being examined and worked out — it’s not a decision of one day», RIA Novosti quotes Major-General.
At the same time, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air Force, Colonel General Alexander Zelin, also reported that developed in Russia anti-missile system of new generation S-500 would make part of missile defense system (PRO) of the country. «Air defence missile system S-500 is a system, which to solve problem of missile defence in Russia», Alexander Zelin said.
According to Colonel General, until 2020 Russian Defence Ministry will buy the latest S-500. «Until 2020 we will buy a large number of S-400. This is not about five anti-aircraft missile regiments equipped with this system, but about much bigger quantity. It is also about the anti-aircraft missile systems S-500», Alexander Zelin said.